A Four-game Series Between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals Will Get Underway

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The St. Louis Cardinals, with a 41-38 record and a 22-16 home record, are set to host the Cincinnati Reds, who have a 37-43 record and a 17-20 road record, in the first game of a four-game series on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. EDT. The Cardinals, favored at -137, will send Miles Mikolas to the mound against the Reds’ Andrew Abbott.

The Cardinals have excelled when preventing home runs, boasting a 19-8 record in such games. The Reds, meanwhile, have thrived when out-hitting their opponents, with a 24-7 record in those contests.

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Masyn Winn has been a standout for the Cardinals, leading the team with a .292 batting average, 15 doubles, three triples, and four home runs. Brendan Donovan has also been hot, going 17-for-40 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.

For the Reds, Jonathan India leads the team with a .268 batting average, 13 doubles, a triple, five home runs, 39 walks, and 31 RBI. Elly De La Cruz has also been impressive, going 15-for-40 with three home runs and five RBI over the last 10 games.

Both teams have experienced varying levels of success in their last 10 games, with the Cardinals going 7-3 and the Reds 3-7. The Cardinals have outscored their opponents by eight runs, while the Reds have been outscored by eight. Several players on both teams are currently sidelined with injuries, including Keynan Middleton, Nick Lodolo, and Tejay Antone.